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In some instances, the mere mention of a school reunion can cause a cloud of dread to overshadow the event. Thoughts of how much weight gain, gray hair, what to wear and how successful you have been … more
Attempting to beat the heat is the name of the game this week and has kept the air conditioning and utility companies scrambling to provide some cool. to homes. Utility companies are sending out … more
This week they’re packing up the office, and with the help of 11-year-old grandson Josh Perkins and 9-year-old granddaughter Josey Perkins the task will be completed before the end of the month. Though it was a feat Larry Perkins claimed was going to happen over the last several years, no one thought it would really happen – the State Farm agent did it, though, retiring last week after 38 years. more
Welcome to another installment of “Things you should do before the highlight of your week is lime Jell-O Thursday!” This year, in my family’s ongoing quest to turn ourselves into an … more
Autumn in East Texas is usually ushered in by a yearly “cold snap,” meaning we have a few days in late September or early October when the daytime temperature drops below 90 and we don’t have … more
SHE was born in an era where women were not recognized in the world of business, especially when it meant putting themselves in to situations that could be dangerous. Ida Anelle “Nell” Dugan was … more
Ah, springtime, when trees begin to bud, robins start nesting and Daylight Savings Time launches its soul-crushing intrusion into the lives of the American people. (I suspect the Russians are behind it–or at least Stormy Daniels.) In addition to this sadistic clock-changing ritual, we parents know that Spring Break lurks just around the corner, waiting to give us a wet willy with unreasonable expectations of exciting vacations, quality time with family, or altruistic acts of volunteerism. Fear not, though. more
I feared this day might come, but I wasn’t really prepared for it when it did. No, I don’t mean the first time I had to remind my 14-year-old middle daughter to shave her armpits. It was when she … more
Thanksgiving is a time of gathering of good friends and family, making new memories and more importantly sharing old memories. “I have been surrounded by good looking men all of my life and … more
Today, too many Americans consider Thanksgiving as a mere speedbump on the way to Christmas, a chance to fuel up for Black Friday, when they’ll need their energy to cage-fight each other for an … more
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